If you like quick and easy make-up to apply in the morning, the new Chanel Palette Essentielle could be for you. I purchased it with the new baby arriving soon in mind. The idea that one palette which could conceal, colour and highlight in minutes appealed to me as I get used to three little people as well as Christmas being around the corner.
The palette comes in three shades and I went for the lightest, Beige Clair. The blush is a flattering dusky rose and the highlighter is a warm pearl colour. The layout of the palette is foolproof with in the usual sleek Chanel packaging.
Although the conceal part of the palette initially felt a little dry to the touch, it went on seamlessly and can be used as a foundation base should you wish. The blusher is creamy but not greasy and is smooth to apply (I also use it as a lip colour), whilst the highlighter adds just enough of a subtle gleam to make skin appear as though there may be some radiance to it. The highlighter is also great as a wash for eyelids.
This palette is perfect for everyday. I am not sure I would use it for evening as it might not have enough impact although it’s great to pop in a handbag for touch-ups on the go.
You an purchase the Chanel palette here.